Rocky start to new job

A woman made a lasting impression even before she had began her first day of work yesterday morning - by driving her car into a schist entranceway.

The woman, in her mid-20s, was turning from State Highway 6 into Gibbston Valley Wines where she was due to start working.

St John communications adviser Ian Henderson said St John was alerted at 9.02am.

An ambulance was sent to the winery and the woman was taken to Lakes District Hospital with minor injuries, including a hand injury.

Constable Feleki Uhrle said inquiries were continuing.

A Gibbston Valley Winery spokesman was unavailable to comment.